PHOTOS: The Week in Pictures, May 23 2014

The best photos taken from around the world.

President Barack Obama visits the National Baseball Hall of Fame, a woman escapes tear gas during a riot in Istanbul, roasted pigs are dressed-up as fairies for a parade in Manila and more.

The Week in Pictures, May 23, 2014.

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A soldier from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment, ‘The Old Guard,’ places flags at grave sites during the ‘Flags-In’ ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on May 22, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

A soldier from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment, ‘The Old Guard,’ places flags at grave sites during the ‘Flags-In’ ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on May 22, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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Mourners gather during the funeral procession of Mahmud al-Sayed al-Dakruri, who was killed when supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi and police clashed outside Cairo’s al-Azhar university, in the province of Dakhaliya, North of the capital, on May 20, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Mourners gather during the funeral procession of Mahmud al-Sayed al-Dakruri, who was killed when supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi and police clashed outside Cairo’s al-Azhar university, in the province of Dakhaliya, North of the capital, on May 20, 2014.

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A long exposure shows lightning in the sky with reflection in the water on the floor of a building under construction during an evening thunderstorm on May 19, 2014 in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Credit: Getty Images

A long exposure shows lightning in the sky with reflection in the water on the floor of a building under construction during an evening thunderstorm on May 19, 2014 in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Credit: Getty Images

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Maasai elder Jeremiah Saitabao talks with students during a tutorial for younger Maasai men at Suswa caves on May 22, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Maasai elder Jeremiah Saitabao talks with students during a tutorial for younger Maasai men at Suswa caves on May 22, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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Malawian Electoral Commission workers and officers sit near the polling booths as voting procedures are repeated in Ndirande after polling were disrupted yesterday on May 21, 2014 in Blantyre. Credit: Getty Images

Malawian Electoral Commission workers and officers sit near the polling booths as voting procedures are repeated in Ndirande after polling were disrupted yesterday on May 21, 2014 in Blantyre. Credit: Getty Images

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President Barack Obama looks at a Jackie Robinson jersey as he tours the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, May 22, 2014. Credit: Reuters

President Barack Obama looks at a Jackie Robinson jersey as he tours the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, May 22, 2014. Credit: Reuters

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A worker holds two roasted pigs dressed as fairies which will be paraded through the La Loma district of Manila on May 18, 2014, as part of an annual festival. Credit: Getty Images

A worker holds two roasted pigs dressed as fairies which will be paraded through the La Loma district of Manila on May 18, 2014, as part of an annual festival. Credit: Getty Images

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Visitors look at a view of the city skyline from the rooftop pool of the Marina Bay Sands resort hotel in Singapore on May 20, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Visitors look at a view of the city skyline from the rooftop pool of the Marina Bay Sands resort hotel in Singapore on May 20, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

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A woman sits on a chair as she rests next to furniture in her mud covered back yard in Krupanj, some 130 kilometres south west of Belgrade, on May 20, 2014, after it was hit with floods and landslides, cutting the western Serbian town off for four days. Credit: Getty Images

A woman sits on a chair as she rests next to furniture in her mud covered back yard in Krupanj, some 130 kilometres south west of Belgrade, on May 20, 2014, after it was hit with floods and landslides, cutting the western Serbian town off for four days. Credit: Getty Images

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An officer checks the line of the Swiss honor guard prior to the arrival of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on May 20, 2014 in Bern. Credit: Getty Images

An officer checks the line of the Swiss honor guard prior to the arrival of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on May 20, 2014 in Bern. Credit: Getty Images

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A woman tries to escape from tear gas as Turkish riot police fire rubber bullets and water cannons to disperse protesters during a demonstration against the recent mine accident in Soma, on May 22, 2014, in the Okmeydani district of Istanbul. Credit: Getty Images

A woman tries to escape from tear gas as Turkish riot police fire rubber bullets and water cannons to disperse protesters during a demonstration against the recent mine accident in Soma, on May 22, 2014, in the Okmeydani district of Istanbul. Credit: Getty Images

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A worker cleans a hippo’s teeth at Qingdao Forest Wildlife Park on May 22, 2014 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China. Credit: Getty Images

A worker cleans a hippo’s teeth at Qingdao Forest Wildlife Park on May 22, 2014 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China. Credit: Getty Images

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An MBTA bus partially hangs off a overpass above the Masspike westbound after a crash on May 18. Nearly a dozen individuals were injured and taken to the hospital.
Actor Johnny Depp waves to the crowd after leaving the Cambridge set for the film 'Black Mass.' Credit Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro
Actor Johnny Depp waves to the crowd after leaving the Cambridge set for the film “Black Mass.” Credit Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

Actor Johnny Depp waves to the crowd after leaving the Cambridge set for the film “Black Mass.” Credit Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

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Chilean students clash with riot policemen during a demonstration near the Congress headquaters where Chilean President Michelle Bachelet delivers her annual message in Valparaiso, Chile on May 21, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Chilean students clash with riot policemen during a demonstration near the Congress headquarters where Chilean President Michelle Bachelet delivers her annual message in Valparaiso, Chile on May 21, 2014. Credit: Getty Images
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